Sunday, September 14, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #146

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Where were we? Ah yes, in England! Here we are, still walking to the Tube station:

Isn't that so pretty?

We took the Tube to Big Ben, and exited the station. "How will we know how to find Big Ben?" we wondered, and suddenly we heard "bong, bong, bong..." We looked straight up, and there it was! It actually took a bit of walking to get far enough away from it to get a photo:
Nice, right?
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Asparagus! A macro

Hmm, there used to be a Macro Monday meme, but I can't find it... I suppose it's my own fault, for not having posted for so long :( If anyone knows where it's moved to, please let me know! Meanwhile, here's my asparagus from afar:



And from a bit closer:
Naturally, you can click on either, if you'd like a closer view!

Have a great week, everyone!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Skywatch! Moonset in the fog :)

It sure has been a while since I participated in Skywatch Friday! But a couple of mornings ago, when I found the moon peeking out behind the morning fog that we've had for the past few weeks, I just couldn't resist grabbing my camera!
First, here's the fog, across the valley from my house:
 and then, suddenly, look who took a last bow before setting below the hills!



That was totally unexpected, and a lot of fun :)
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Monday, September 8, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #145

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Thank God, we're still relatively war-free over here in Israel! I could totally get used to this :)

We were in the US for a couple of weeks early this past summer, with a half-day stopover in London on the way. Here are a few British windows and doors - as always, feel free to click on the photos, if you'd like a closer view:
From our hotel:
Those actually cracked me up a bit - it's amazing to me how different the facades are from the lovely buildings that reside behind them! 

In our hotel:




And walking to the Tube station:



That certainly was unlike Jerusalem :) Stay tuned next week for our further adventures!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #144

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Out shopping at dusk in the center of town (Jerusalem), I glanced up, and found these pretty windows and balconies:


I like how they're simultaneously lit by the not completely darkened sky and also by the street lights, which are just turning on!

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #143

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Well, we're still at war, and I must say, this is getting to be too long. I don't get it, but I'm also clearly not in charge. If any of you are interested in seeing just how often rockets are being flung onto our citizens, feel free to open this website any time, and you'll hear them in real time.

Anyway, onward and upward - I'm determined not to let terrorists get in the way of my life, and so Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! is back for another week of architectural photography! Here we go - this is a shot of the Prima Kings hotel in Jerusalem. It's the only hotel I know of that has built in flowers on each balcony! Feel free to click on the photo, if you'd like a much closer view.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #142

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Well, things have been a lot calmer here in Israel over the past week. Here's hoping it lasts! Meanwhile, I've found a moment to share the last of that Jerusalem photowalk I took a couple of months ago, starting with this interesting apartment building:

here's a close-up of the inset balconies:


I like those! They look like little cubbyholes :)

I finally reached my brother-in-law's apartment building, and this pretty door greeted me on my way up. It's a rather old building, and this door really stands out as relatively stylish and modern. Way to go, you guys behind the door!


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Monday, August 11, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #141

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I'm so sorry that I haven't been better about following up and checking all of your posts - I've just been really distracted watching this worldwide war unfold so horribly :( Please don't give up on me - I will come, I promise!

Here are a few pretty windows from my Jerusalem walk for you:


 And here are some windows in the making:

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #140

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Today was particularly hard. Something about our soldier named Hadar Goldin, who at first was presumed kidnapped, and only later determined to be deceased, really got to me. Maybe it was just his radiant smile, maybe it was that he was engaged to be married, maybe it was the brief hope that we all held that he was actually alive, I don't know. Whatever it was, I had a hard day.

But I think I promised not to be political here. I'm supposed to be concentrating on photography, right? So here goes - the next installation of windows and doors from Kiryat Moshe, in Jerusalem. This is actually pretty cool, here's an interesting building that I found when I was walking to my brother-in-law's house. It's actually a yeshiva!




Nice, right? But wait, it gets better :)

On the way *back* from dinner, I happened to glance over and notice that it looked even cooler in the dark! And so, here's the final view:
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #139

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Hmm, we seem to still be at war here in tiny Israel. But we're doing our best to stick to life as usual, and so: here are some windows and doors for you :)

A couple of months ago we were on our way to my brother in law's house for a birthday celebration. He lives in Jerusalem, in a neighborhood called Kiryat Moshe. Actually - for those of you in the know about Jerusalem and her architecture - he lives almost exactly next door to one of her more recent and quite controversial landmarks. Anyway, I needed to park a bit further up the street than usual, and took the opportunity to grab some Jerusalem photos for you! 

Oh, speak of the devil, there's Mr. Calatrava's bridge now, peeking out from above the buildings. I'm personally a big fan :)

At the time, folks were gearing up for Yom HaAtsma'ut, our Independence Day, but I think that this is a nice photo to post now, as well:
 

I guess that's enough for this week. Come back again next week, I've got some more nice things lined up for you :)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors! #138

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I was actually out of the country for the past couple of weeks, at my brother's wedding festivities in the US. Yay! We had a wonderful trip, although it was very strange to be away from Israel during these crazy times.

Anyway, I'm back, and it's still pretty crazy! Please, wherever you are, send some good karma over here for a quick and peaceful solution to this disastrous situation, and for our dear soldiers - our husbands, brothers, sons, cousins and friends - to come home safe and sound.

All that said, here's your weekly dose of Israeli architecture, and I must say, I think this one is pretty cool. It's an apartment building that's going up right near my house, and you can easily see a bunch of the stages of building in action. First there's the bare concrete. It's sprayed with a tar-like substance, to seal out moisture. Then it's got a layer of yellow insulation stuff, and the Jerusalem stone goes on top of that. Kind of wacky looking, don't you think? I'll be sure to post a photo when it's finished and prettier :)
Maybe it's just me, but I've always enjoyed looking at the insides of things :)

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